Growing Your Own

The Cow Shed at number 17 – Grow, Gather, Give
This Allotment Garden in West Road will be a happy place where Bridport Medical Centre patients can be referred in order to increase their wellbeing through growing flowers and vegetables, sharing a cuppa and meeting new people. It will be wheelchair accessible but will also offer projects for people wanting a challenge.

Bridport & District Allotment Society (BADAS)
BADAS protects the interests of existing and future allotment holders in and around Bridport. BADAS is open to all for an annual subscription of £2 and they produce a quarterly newsletter as well as arranging events (COVID permitting). BADAS has also secured discounts at various suppliers for members on production of a current membership card.
Contact: email, telephone: 01308 250260

Bridport Community Orchard and Allotment
St. Mary’s Church Field Orchard acts as a repository for rare and locally successful tree varieties. It includes community allotments, a meadow area that contains a wide variety of wild flowers, beehives, and a wildlife area with a pond. The allotment is an inclusive group for people of all ages, skill levels and ability, who simply enjoy gardening.
Contact: Jenn Baker

Bridport Garden Glut
A place to swap or exchange excess garden produce. To donate fresh produce, contact Peter via email or 07778 159826.

Bridport Grow Your Own
Bridport Grow Your Own is for people to ask questions, help each other out, and produce and share photos! All the food you’re growing, please share with us what’s working and what’s not. We can help each other to create a self-sustainable food growing culture in Bridport during this time of Coronavirus and beyond!

Bridport Seed Swap
Takes place on National Seed Swap Day, the last Saturday in January. Facebook page. Contact Eileen Haste. Telephone: 07879 280334

Bridport and District Gardening Club
Active since the 1850’s the Club has over 600 members in Bridport and the surrounding district. Under normal circumstances they have ten monthly meetings at the WI Hall in North Street, welcoming a guest speaker, and a monthly outing once a month during spring and summer. Contact M. Postle: 07962 962083. Email.

South West Seed Savers Co-operative is a group of small scale, agroecological vegetable growers who have come together to exchange seed and share their knowledge and experience of seed production. A number of the group produce seed commercially for UK seed companies and others produce seed for exchange and on farm use. Email.

West Dorset Beekeepers Association
Offers membership and a library of books plus equipment to hire, as well as news.
Contact Carole Brown. Telephone: 01308 456210.

To get on the waiting list for an allotment contact Bridport Town Council. Telephone: 01308 456722.

For information about Seeding Our Future’s Ambassador Allotment scheme and local information about methods and crops which can help adapt to climate change, see Home Growers.

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